Company NewsA Special Holiday ReunionInside the Taproom
Show: 8:00 pm
Food Vendor: Root Down
Free Show
Treat yourself to: Americana

Weaving tales of life in the mountains of North Carolina and stories of hard work and hard loss with simple acoustic rhythms and the haunting ring of the dobro, Company News represents the sounds of the rural Southeast brought together by generations of Appalachian musical influence. Lead-man and song-writer Hunter Begley, accompanied by Charlie Willis on dobro and Autumn Wheeler on vocal harmonies, forms a classic Americana outfit from Black Mountain, North Carolina that embodies the best in meaningful songcraft.

Playing music has always been a modest if not internal release for Hunter Begley, having been playing guitar for nearly 12 years and jotting down hooks and lyrics nearly the full extent of that time. Hunter’s writing comes from a simple yet poignant state of mind, finding deep meaning in approachable lines of prose. Perhaps his greatest gift is the ability to take from the great songwriters of our time like Chris¬†Kristofferson, John Prine or Gram Parsons. Layers of well placed lyrical delivery land dead-on with emotion-evoking chord progressions and patient accompaniments between the band members.

Company News may be the moment in time that one would witness at a backyard campfire, finding a soulful meaning in a never-before heard song from friends sitting amidst fallen logs. That feeling is accessible at any Company News performance, as the audience realizes quickly that the members are self-serving in the best kind of way – enjoying every note as if it is their last.